Who better to ask than the President?
"WorldSkills is a powerful means for building a global skills respect culture. It enables the best of the world's young skilled people to motivate and inspire successive generations to see that vocational skills can lead to secure and fulfilling lives in a fast-changing competitive world." – Jack Dusseldorp, President of WorldSkills International
Power. Passion. Precision. Craftsmanship. Camaraderie. Competition!
These six words represent the thrill, excitement and spirit of WorldSkills Calgary 2009.
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WSC2009's Association with WSI
The WorldSkills Competition is built on the pillars of integrity, transparency, fairness, partnership and innovation.
WSI's mission is to promote, through the cooperative actions of Members, a worldwide awareness of the essential contribution that skills and high standards of competence make to the achievement of economic success and individual fulfillment.
WSC2009's mission is to engage the passion of our youth to pursue satisfying trades and technology career pathways that result in a motivated and highly skilled workforce.
The WorldSkills Logo
The design shows a hand, as expressed by five strong lines of colour, representing the youth of the world reaching out for new skills.
The WorldSkills logo was designed by Teaho Yang, a graphic design student at Mokwon University in Korea. His design was chosen by the WorldSkills General Assembly in June 2000 from the entries received from a global student design competition.